On May 29, a special reception was held at Lincoln Center’s Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse to award pianist Jeremy Denk the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize. Pictured alongside Denk (left) are two past Avery Fisher Prize recipients, violinists Pamela Frank(center) and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (right) who both won the award in 1999. (Photo: Steve J. Sherman)
With summer quickly approaching, thoughts turn to reading lists while on vacation or relaxing outside. Thanks to GoodReads, we have been able to put together a listing of books by Oberlin faculty and alumni. You can peruse our bookshelf and find just about any genre.
Check out these pictures from The Milt Hinton Q&A at the Apollo; following a screening of the Milt Hinton documentary Keeping Time!
They are, from left: Peter Dominguez, Leon Lee Dorsey ’81, Jerry Jemmott, Holly Maxson, David Berger, James McBride ’79, John Clayton, and Richard Davis. Moderator (at right) is Special Collections Librarian Jeremy Smith. Also in attendance was Jim Neumann, of the James and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection!
Oberlin’s new Artist Diploma in Piano Technology, designed in association with Steinway & Sons, is a two-year graduate-level program under the direction of Executive Director of Keyboard Technology John Cavanaugh. Open to three students each year, the program covers tuning, repair, and restoration of modern instruments and fortepianos, with emphasis on helping students understand the needs of performing pianists. Photo by William Rieter.